Synopses & Reviews
The increased level of activity on structural health monitoring (SHM) in various universities and research labs has resulted in the development of new methodologies for both identifying the existing damage in structures and predicting the onset of damage that may occur during service. Designers often have to consult a variety of textbooks, journal papers and reports, because many of these methodologies require advanced knowledge of mechanics, dynamics, wave propagation, and material science. Computational Techniques for Structural Health Monitoring gives a one-volume, in-depth introduction to the different computational methodologies available for rapid detection of flaws in structures. Techniques, algorithms and results are presented in a way that allows their direct application. A number of case studies are included to highlight further the practical aspects of the selected topics.
This one-volume, in-depth introduction to the computational methodologies available for rapid detection of flaws in structures covers techniques, algorithms and results in a way that facilitates their direct application, and includes a number of case studies.
About the Author
Dr S. Gopalakrishnan is currently Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He received his Master's degree in Engineering Mechanics from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai, India and his PhD from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He specializes in the areas of structural health monitoring, wave propagation, smart structures and computational mechanics. He has authored four books, 123 journal papers, eight book chapters, and over 70 conference papers. He is on the editorial board of six international journals and the Associate Editor for two international journals, namely, the International Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, and Structural Health Monitoring. He was also the Section Editor on Simulation for the Encyclopedia on Structural Health Monitoring. He has undertaken funded research from Boeing Aircraft Company, USA; Pratt & Whitney Corporation, USA; Office of Naval Research (ONR), USA;
Table of Contents
1. Introduction.- 2. Fundamentals Concepts in Elasticity, Mechanics and Wave Propagation.- 3. Signal Processing Techniques.- 4. Application of The Finite Element Method in SHM.- 5. Spectral Finite Element Method.- 6. Simplified Spectral Models for Damaged Waveguides.- 7. Perturbation Methods for Damaged Structures.- 8. Bridging Scale Method.- 9. Modeling of Actuators and Sensors for SHM.- 10. Computational Techniques for Damage Detection, Classification and Quantification.- 11. Use of Soft Computing Tools for Damage Detection.